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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jan 19, 2011 7:24am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Let's stop SPAM!

There used to be an easy, anonymous way to report things in the item. It was an error report link and would place the item on a list for moderators to review. There are tons of things in Text section, in duplicate and triplicate which are porn/virus/spam/who knows what that need to go because they are using valuable space on the servers.

I have never made it into the inner sanctum of adminland and can't delete items anymore unless they are in my collection. Used to be able to delete duplicates and stuff, but not anymore, sorry.

They usually ask you to email info at archive dot org or something to have them removed but email to me is so 20th century...

I wish that error reporting link was brought back, it was a valuable tool.

But then again, if I had my way life would run like a clock and my blood pressure would go down and my car would start every time and I would be paid for what I am worth at work, oh well.

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Poster: Sergei Date: Jan 19, 2011 7:46am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Let's stop SPAM!

Another option could be a ban keyword list (better internal so that porno and ad submitters don't know them). So we could offer words for automatic exclusion - first, admins should apply some easy ones like 'buy' or 'sex'. And if by coincidence someone uploads a real book with 'sex' in title, he could ask to publish it by e-mail. Just analyze what those spammers write, and don't let those post go to the public.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jan 19, 2011 7:58am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Let's stop SPAM!

Honestly, I think that is not only restrictive on people like me who upload things with various words in the item in jest, parody, or satire; but it's also easy to defeat by just uploading randomly named items like the jihadis and the arabic wrestling and anime fans due. There are tons of items with bleach in them and they are still here for some reason.

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=bleach

There might be a clorox ad from the 50's in there but I guarantee they are mostly copyright violations. I have asked they be taken down in the forums several times to no avail... an error report button on the item used to be the best way to self moderate. I had items that were clearly original works (my song was weird) and it was deleted for not having enough description. It was uploaded through ourmedia which put all the meta data in some stupid custom field that was not visible from the front page of the item. The only thing that came through (ironically) was "original song by [me]" and that was not enough... those days are long gone and now I see stuff that has been up for a long time that needs to go.

Bring the error report button back.

This is a good one.

http://www.archive.org/details/BabesAnimals

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 19, 2011 7:18pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Let's stop SPAM!

Do not click on this link (it's above as well),

http://www.archive.org/details/BabesAnimals

Virus, spyware

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Poster: Sergei Date: Jan 19, 2011 8:33am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Let's stop SPAM!

I just checked - to upload one should login first. Why then let spammers flood the site with numerous posts? My proposal is to let unverified users publish only one item (maybe allowing them to upload many). Only when their first post is approved, they may upload other items.

As for the point that spammers may abuse the system by using weird names, we should act on step-by-step program - now obvious abuses should be eliminated. I wonder why the administration has not implemented any protection measures in the first place - many of them are obvious. Sorry for my English.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jan 19, 2011 2:05pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Let's stop SPAM!

For one, there is no approval process or moderation of created items. You upload and it goes live.


Secondly, they do not even send you a confirmation email when you create a login here like other websites where you need a real functioning email address to sign up. This creates multiple personalities, spammers, and jihadist terror posts.

Your english is fine, and I have wondered that for almost 5 years myself. I upload sounds to freesound.org. They send you an email when you sign up to activate your membership and they moderate your uploads to a certain point, once I uploaded massive amounts of items free of issues, they no longer moderate or approve my uploads and I don't wait till the next day for moderators to make my stuff live. Works for them, they have almost no spam, rarely a copyright issue and not a terrorist in site.

If you are new here, welcome, they don't get into heavy moderation around here and that is good in some ways, bad in others, there is always a silver lining to every cloud and a thorn on every rose.

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Poster: garthus Date: Jan 19, 2011 7:11pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Let's stop SPAM!

Noise collector and Sergei,

Yes I complain all of the time about spam. However, spam should be archived for historical purposes but at least there should be no way to place links into the reviews of the meta data itself. The spammers have a habit of placing links directly into the body of the description. This can be easily stopped.

Gerry

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